End Point Assessments

We are approved by OFQUAL to deliver Level 3 Train Driver End Point Assessments (EPA1014).


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The Rail Academy

The Rail Academy aims to be the leading, independent, provider of rail operations Assessments and Training in the UK.

We are approved by OFQUAL to deliver End Point Assessments for the Train Driver Level 3 Apprenticeship.

TRA Train Driver EPA Level 3 V1 Specification

The Rail Academy was established in 2020 as part of SLC Operations Ltd.  Since July 2022 it has operated as a separate company under the leadership of experienced rail industry leader, Cath Bellamy.

We will specialise in supporting safety critical, operating roles including Train Drivers.

Through our exclusive industry relationships, we can provide experienced, qualified trainers and assessors across a range of safety critical roles including Train Drivers, Guards, Depot Drivers and Shunters.  And unlike other providers, we can access resources now.

You can hire trainers and assessors to bolster your in house teams and programs; deliver training and assessments on your behalf; or undertake End Point Assessments for your Train Driver Apprentices.

And to ensure the highest professional standards, all of the team are experienced railway operators, appropriately qualified and have their own competence tightly monitored and managed.  CMS files are available for inspection and checking by clients if required.

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Us in a Nutshell

The Rail Academy aims to become the leading provider of training and assessment for Train Drivers, On Board staff and other safety critical operating roles in the UK.

Since September 2023 we have been approved by OFQUAL to deliver End Point Assessment for the Train Driver Level 3 Apprenticeship (ST0645). In the coming months we intend to extend the range of End Point Assessments we can offer.

Through our exclusive industry relationships we are able to offer train operators in all sectors a unique new choice in how they carry out their training and assessment activities and how they resource it. With The Rail Academy, clients can hire our qualified personnel to support their own programs, or commission us to create and deliver training or assessment for them. Either way, we promise an outstanding service delivered by a team who are experienced rail operators, proud of what we do and looking after customers.

Flexible Training

The Rail Academy can help with most areas of driver, guard, depot driver and shunting training and can deliver it however and wherever it is needed.

Enhanced Training

Our company is investing in new, innovative ways of enhancing todays training approaches, exploring digital technologies.

Training for all

We believe all rail operating staff should have access to the very best training materials available, no matter where they work or who they work for. It is our goal to be part of delivering that.

Qualified & Approved

  • Approved by OFQUAL to deliver End Point Assessments for the Train Driver Level 3 Apprenticeship (ST0645)
  • Experienced team of Drivers, Instructors and Guards drawn from UK Passenger, Freight, Engineering and Maintenance Rail Sectors
  • Purpose built training facility at Kings Norton Depot, Birmingham
  • Web based Learning Management System (LMS) to support distance learning
Cath Bellamy Managing Director
Andrew Nicholls Business Services Manager
John Eves Head of Compliance and Quality Assurance
Ian Walters Director

Clients of The Rail Academy include: